Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics

Massachusetts, United States
12 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future  then take a look at this opportunity.

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), to provide complex administrative support to the director/department head and develop, coordinate, implement, and manage effective communication strategies and practices specific to committees, projects, and initiatives as assigned by the director/department head.  Will be involved in planning, facilitating, and/or coordinating department-wide initiatives, projects, and committees; work independently or collaboratively to organize, support, and coordinate activities/projects that advance the initiatives, needs, and goals of the department; supervise and manage administrative support staff, ensuring appropriate office coverage, customer service, and internal departmental management; and perform other duties as assigned.  Will work directly with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee in developing leadership; coordinating community service; and ensuring compliance with NCAA, conference, and institutional policies and expectations.  

A full description is available at https://studentlife.mit.edu/content/dsl-open-positions.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  college degree; at least two years’ project management experience, preferably in intercollegiate athletics or a related field; strong organizational and communications skills; advanced-level knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and on-line calendar software; working knowledge of budget management; discretion and independent judgment with confidential information/issues; self-motivation; and a desire to learn and grow with the position.  Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision, problem solve, multitask, and interact effectively with all levels of staff and external and internal (including student leadership, DAPER groups, campus-wide departments and organizations) constituent groups. The combined interdependent department (Athletics, Physical Education and Wellness and Recreation) requires the ability to cooperate, be flexible, and work collaboratively as a team member.  Job #17852-6 

Will be required to work occasional weekend and evening hours. 

Application review will begin immediately. Application material must include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three to five references.

Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.